An OTA update today added USB and WIFI hotspot tethering to the G2.
The G2 is rumored to be available for pre-order tomorrow, September 1 2010.
I remember waiting for what seemed like an eternity to purchase a Linux based cell phone. I was stuck on T-Mobile's network with the T-Mobile Wing which, for it's time, was a decent Window's based cell phone.
When the G1, the first Android based cell phone hit the market, I was one of the first to pre-order the phone. Not only did it have a keyboard, but it was Linux based and built upon an open source operating system called Android.
The update of Google Maps today brings Google Navigation Beta! This update provides turn by turn, spoken directions using GPS and integrates street view. =)